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I recently had a mild argument with a celebrity on Twitter. If you want to look it up, my Twitter handle is @GravityPolitik. I asked Nancy Sinatra if Ronan Farrow was Frank Sinatra's son. She said "Knock that shit off." I didn't realize she had completed an interview recently with US Magazine about the same subject.
We discussed it and she wrote back:
"It takes a lot more than this to offend me, Jane. 1000 people dead in Nepal quake is horrific, not this". @GravityPolitik @andrehewletts
I did not like the bandwagon approach people took to defend her or launch an assault on me. The openness in which people choose to respond was disarming. It increased my impressions 800x
THE BORE IS NO MORE. RONAN FARROW HAS BEEN AXED FROM MSNBC. WHO’S NEXT ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK? ROB EXPLORES THE POSSIBILITIES AND OFFERS A FEW SUGGESTIONS TO MSNBC PREZ PHIL GRIFFIN. ROB ALSO OFFERS PRAISE FOR BRIAN WILLIAMS’ REPLACEMENT LESTER HOLT.
WHAT’S WORSE? BEHEADINGS OR PRIESTS RAPING KIDS? ROB DRAWS PARALLELS WITH ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY AND ADDRESSES COMMENTS MADE BY RUDY GIULIANI.
Kevin Macdonald won an Academy Award as director of One Day in September, which was voted Best Documentary Feature in 2000. Mr. Macdonald’s 2003 feature Touching the Void became the highest-grossing British documentary in U.K. box office history. The film won the Evening Standard and BAFTA Awards for Best British Film. His first non-documentary feature was The Last King of Scotland. Forest Whitaker’s performance as Idi Amin earned the actor the BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other honors. The movie additionally won BAFTA Awards for Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as BAFTA (Scotland) Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor (James McAvoy). Mr. Macdonald was named Best Director at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle won the Best Technical Achievement BIFA. He next directed the Washington-set thriller State of Play, starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck, which earned him a London Critics’ Circle Film Award nomination; the Roman epic adventure The Eagle, also for Focus Features and Film4, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell; and the wartime drama How I Live Now, starring Saoirse Ronan and Harley Bird, both of whom received British Independent Film Award nominations for their performances.Concurrently, Mr. Macdonald’s feature documentary work as director has continued apace with Marley, his acclaimed film about Bob Marley’s life and work, which received BAFTA and Grammy Award nominations, among other honors ; and Christmas in a Day and Life in a Day, both of which showcased footage contributed by filmmakers all over the world in 24-hour periods. The latter world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was then released on YouTube, generating over 8 million views. You can email your questions to email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film
Howdy, loyal citizens! Welcome to the latest edition of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST). Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they wax politic and prophetic on the following topics: a brief pre-Grindhouse discussion regarding our visit to this past weekend's Black Comic Book Festival located at the legendary Schomburg Black History Museum; Dburt gives his last diatribe on the folly of intraracial colorism at the advent of the release of the Light Girls doc on the OWN network; and there's probably a similar rant as it pertains to Black investment in the Academy Awards; Tesla's Elon Musk is hoping to revolutionize public transportation with his Hyperloop transit system; analyzing actor Anthony Mackie's recent comments about race, Selma and racial profiling (now Anthony you know you can't have a non-tribal/individualistic opinion!); and speaking of Selma, why has Dburt delayed watching the film (and thankfully, Cap has seen it) and lastly, was MSNBC's Ronan Farrow awkwardly condescending toward a young Black attendee to POTUS' latest State of the Union address? You decide. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
wednesday night 10/29/14 at 8 pm est . Some Good Craic welcomes to the show Kathleen Vesey Fee lead singer of Celtic Cross . I'll be chatting with Kathleen about the new CD Saoirse's Heart and playing some tunes from it.
Those who have been around Celtic music in the Northeast and in the NYC area are no strangers to this hardworking band that has been on top of the scene and on every stage since the early 90s.Celtic Cross keeps reinventing, updating and polishing one of the best festival, party and concert acts you will find in Celtic music today.
Kathleen Fee is the band’s lead singer-songwriter, front-woman, and driving force. An accomplished Irish Traditional singer, Kathleen’s voice ranges from silky ballads to the driving rock and pop dance songs that are the band’s hallmarks. You may even catch her dancing a step or two during a performance, showing of her champion Irish step-dancing. With writing credit for Shores of America, Who I Am, Those Were The Days, Going Home on Shores, Kathleen has established herself as one of New York’s established songwriters. Kathleen sang a sassy duet “Wedding Reel” with Black 47’s infamous front man Larry Kirwan.
On this week's episode The Paranormal Hour welcomes guest Jayme Ronan. Jayme walks with one foot in this world and one in the other as a witch and a seer. As a psychic intuitive, he uses his gifts to see the past, present, and the future to help others, delve into past lives, and a guide to blessings and love. He also uses his gift as a paranormal investigator. Jayme does not consider himself as a medium but as one who can psychically see past events and discern spirits. Jayme is a Reiki master and teacher as well an aspiring author who has nearly finished his first novel. He is also co-authoring a novel with his life-long friend and fellow author Tracee Ford. He lives in Lexington, KY with his partner Matthew and their silky terrier Prissy. Tune in Friday August 22 at 10 pm EST, 9 Central, and 8 PST to listen to the show. The phone lines and chat room will be open for your calls and questions!
Release Date: July 31, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D, p.m. screenings)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: James Gunn
Screenwriter: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language)
Official Website: Marvel.com/Guardians
Plot Summary: From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of "Iron Man," "Thor," "Captain America" and "The Avengers," comes a new team?the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits?Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand?with the galaxy's fate in the balance
This week’s show
July 28th, 2014
Journalist Rula Jebreal discusses media bias in Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Rula Jebreal will be the featured guest on Politics Done Right. Rula Jebreal is a journalist, a commentator, and author of Miral, a novel translated into 15 languages, that sold millions of copiesworldwide and a film that was the first ever premiered in the UN General Assembly Hall. She also authored the International Fince Europa Award winning book The Bride of Aswan that was translated into 5 languages. Her third book, Rejected is a non-fiction about immigration in Europe. She wrote and produced the film Permesso di Soggiorno about the death penalty in China, the United States, and Iran during the UN debate on the death penalty in 2008.
Jebreal is the brave journalist that had the spine to go into a mainstream media studio, an MSNBC studio and speak the truth at her own peril. While concurrently writing an article on the refugee crisis on the Texas border and listening to Ronan Farrow Daily on MSNBC, I listened somewhat inattentively as Rula Jebreal gave a spirited narrative on the biased coverage given to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. I had not heard such a brave defense and pushback on MSNBC or on any other network. I immediately stopped what I was doing, recorded the interview, and edited it for Internet consumption. I knew the traditional mainstream media would attempt to make it a one day story. The blogosphere would not.
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